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81-Year Old Grandma Outran Her Kids at the Beer Mile

(Photo: Caleb Kerr)

The beer mile is the world's greatest athletic challenge. The task is a demanding one for legs, lungs, and liver. The participant chugs a beer, then runs a quarter of a mile, then repeats the process. That's 4 beers in a full mile.

Elvira Montes, 81, prefers to drink scotch. But to prove her physical prowess, she made an exception and ran a beer mile in Austin, Texas, completing the feat in 20 minutes and 24 seconds.

Her daughter and son-in-law joined her. She whupped them both. Montes's daughter finished 50 seconds behind her. Her son-in-law didn't even finish the race! I must wonder: was it the running or the alcohol which did him in?

Montes told Runner's World that she hopes to beat the 20-minute mark on her next attempt. For now, she's just enjoying her victory:

Montes promised to make a return appearance next year and hopes to break 20 minutes. To train, she plans to drink a beer while on the treadmill.

But, after crossing the finish line with a mile in her legs and four beers in her stomach, Montes was not thinking about her next race. She was ready to celebrate. So, she took her daughter to Hooters. They had chicken wings and Scotch.

-via VA Viper

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